On Saturday December 12, 2020, during an amazing event, the Aldergrove Food and Toy Drive raised over $42,400 in food items, cash, toys, and gift cards. The PRICELESS amount of food donated has left the Aldergrove Food Bank’s shelves and storage room overflowing!

Co-hosted by the Aldergrove Fair and the Royal Canadian Legion (Aldergrove 265 Branch), the Aldergrove Food Bank received cash and gift cards worth over $4,000. The Aldergrove Elks donated $1,100 in gift cards; WalMart donated 66 $25 gift cards for kids who frequent the food bank; Quiring Towing and Recovery donated $1,000 in gift cards; Al and Nancy Quiring donated $1,000 in gift cards; and Save On Foods donated $250.

The Aldergrove Elks donated an additional $1,000 in gift cards to Constable Phil Colter of the Aldergrove Community Police Office to hand out to the community, and $500 in gift cards and toques to Cathy Gracie, Principal of Parkside Centennial Elementary School and Lindsay Romas of Shortreed Community Elementary School.

There were four and a half vanloads of food gathered at the event, in addition to donations dropped of during the day at the Aldergrove Food bank location.

A special thank you to:

  • Aldergrove Credit Union
  • Aldergrove Elks
  • Aldergrove Legion – Barb Burkett and Karen Hobbis
  • Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club
  • Alyssa Neilsen
  • BC Farm Museum
  • Clay Lindberg
  • Dawson Brill Rona – South Langley
  • Harris Rebar
  • Ian Newby – International Movie Services
  • ICBC and M.A.D.D.
  • Patty & Grant Bennett
  • Rob Wilson – iContext Internet Services
  • Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • The Loft Church
  • Township of Langley
  • Township of Langley Fire Department

Ishtar Women’s Resource Society’s partner Infinite Expansion Foundation raised $28,400 including over $1,000 in cash and gift cards.

Ishtar would like to thank:

  • Aldergrove Legion – Barb Burkett and Karen Hobbis
  • Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club
  • Billy Cheveallier
  • Brandon Kirk – Primerica Financial Services Regional Leader
  • Brick Alley Bistro
  • Cheam Wellness Group
  • Con-Force Structures Ltd
  • Effie Sachamis
  • Esso 264th & Fraser Hwy.
  • Greek Islands Restaurant
  • Harris Rebar
  • Inclusion Langley Society
  • Infinite Expansion Foundation
  • Lake Side Pizza (Chilliwack)
  • Laughing Stock Ranch
  • Livwell Collective
  • LRC Group
  • Mama Michelle’s Kitchen
  • Minuteman Press Abbotsford & Bounce Back Melbourne
  • Shooters Liquor Store
  • SippChai Café – Clearbrook Plaza
  • Sovereign Vitality Natural Medicine
  • Winchester Securities
  • Woodstone Manor